Kyodo: No ‘major’ changes in radioactivity levels during Fukushima Daiichi power outage

Published: March 18th, 2013 at 3:59 pm ET
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Title: Fukushima nuclear power plant suffers outage, fuel pool cooling stops
Source: Kyodo
Date: March 19, 2013

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said a power failure occurred at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station just before 7 p.m. Monday, leading to the suspension of systems to cool spent fuel pools of the No. 1, 3 and 4 reactor units.

[...] No major changes have been observed in radioactivity levels detected by nearby monitoring posts.

As of 1:45 a.m., TEPCO has not been able to work out steps to ensure bringing the system back online. [...]

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Published: March 18th, 2013 at 3:59 pm ET
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